Copyright Service

Timestamp Authority

Selecting which timestamp authority to use is an important decision.
  • Users of the Free Plan receive the Blockchain timestamp, which is applicable around the world and never expires.
  • Global Plan subscribers may choose from several qualified timestamp authorities that offer additional legal rights in the European Union and other countries.
  • Pro Plan subscribers receive the widest option of timestamp authorities from which to choose.
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Integrations

Copyrobo works on multiple platforms (web and mobile) with many web applications and services. More services are being integrated all the time. When using Copyrobo for the first time you need to decide how you want to submit your file for timestamping and where you want the file to go after it is timestamped.
 
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Source & Target Integration

With Copyrobo, you can select your file from a choice of sources but first you need to integrate (or grant permission) to Copyrobo to work with that application. Copyrobo’s source integration tool enables you to do this quickly and automatically. Once connected, your integration remains usable except if you change your application login information. Once integrated, timestamping a file is easy. Select the source, highlight the file and submit it.

Copyrobo also provides you a choice of target applications where you can send your file once it is timestamped. Integrate your target application the same way you integrated your source application. If they are the same, no further integration is necessary. In addition to sending or posting your file to the target source, you will receive an email with your file and copyright service information for safekeeping.
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Signatures

Copyrobo offers two types of signatures. Ownership Signature that identifies the owner of the copyright and a Public Signature that you can share to be contacted about the copyright. The Ownership Signature is essential for demonstrating ownership of your copyright. Displaying the Public Signature publicly is optional.
 
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Ownership Signature

The Ownership Signature demonstrates copyright ownership by binding your file with your signature in a ZIP file before sending a hash code to the timestamp authority. The authority adds the timestamp to that hash code, creating a new hash code that reflects the image, the signature and the timestamp. Copyrobo returns that hash code to you along with your file and signature. As long as you don’t alter the ZIP file, the hash code provides uncontested proof that your file and signature were timestamped. The Ownership Signature makes copyright proof easy, speedy and secure.

The Ownership Signature uses your account name by default but you can create and select alternative Ownership Signatures if you are a Global or Pro Plan subscriber. Under the Pro Plan you can create and use multiple Ownership Signatures to reflect a variety of copyright ownership arrangements.
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Public Signature

The Public Signature adds information to the ‘’CopyrightKey Notice’’ that accompanies every CopyrightKey. ‘’CopyrightKey Notice’’ (The URL of a web page copyrobo.com) contains information about your copyright and timestamp (including the authority, timestamp, and hash values). You can also add any contact information you wish by editing the Public Signature. You can also create multiple Public Signatures.

The information will be available publicly. You may want to add a Public Signature if you wish to license your published work (you can even add licensing terms) or direct inquires to a designated agent. It’s entirely up to you. You can even change the Public Signature anytime you want in the Activity Manager.
 
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Email Receipt

You will receive an important email receipt for every Copyrobo service. Store this email where you normally keep important records. Do the same with the email’s attached files:
  • Zip file (your file and Ownership Signature)
  • The hash code (the encoded Hash file)
Do not rename or alter the contents of these files or you will invalidate your timestamp proof.

The email provides confirmation that your file is timestamped. It designates the timestamping authority; the laws and regulations governing your timestamp; your copyright service preferences, including the source and target for your file; relevant information about your CopyrightKey; and the contact information you provided. The email reminds you that Copyrobo does not keep a copy of your original file or evidence (zip file and hash code).

You will receive a separate email for every timestamp. Please keep all of them in a secure location.
 
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File Evidence

Your Zip and hash code evidence is sent to a specially created Copyrobo folder in Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box if one of these is your target destination. Keep these files together and do not change the file names. You will need both files should you have to submit evidence to prove your timestamp.
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Activity Manager

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The Activity Manager is where you will find information on all of your completed and pending copyright service transactions. Each entry shows the filename, timestamp date and time, the CopyrightKey, and the source and target of your activity. You can organize your activities into folders and search by filename. For single or multiple activities, you can delete or move your activities to a new folder. You can also change the name of any activity.
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More importantly, you can change your Public Signature for single or multiple activities and even turn on or off the copyright information linked to your CopyrightKey Notice. In Activity Manager, you control how much information you wish to share publicly about your copyright for every transaction.

Copyright Service Process

Before submitting your file:
  • Select the source of your file such as your Computer, Google Drive, or Facebook.
  • Select where to send your file such as Google Drive or Facebook. (By default you will always receive an email confirmation.)
  • Select one or more timestamp authorities.
  • Add ownership information for your Ownership Signature.
  • Add contact information for your optional Public Signature.
After you submit your file:
  • Your file will be converted into a ZIP file.
  • Your Ownership Signature will be added to the ZIP file.
  • Your CopyrightKey will be created.
  • Your ZIP file will timestamped by your designated timestamp authority.
  • Your evidence will be returned to you by email. Your file and transaction evidence will be deleted from our server.
  • Your file will be posted to your target source (if you selected one) with the CopyrightKey and your evidence will be sent by email.
  • Your CopyrightKey will be available for public view at your discretion.
  • Your completed service will be available on the Activity Manager.
Copyright Service Process
Before submitting your file:
  • Select the source of your file such as your Computer, Google Drive, or Facebook.
  • Select where to send your file such as Google Drive or Facebook. (By default you will always receive an email confirmation.)
  • Select one or more timestamp authorities.
  • Add ownership information for your Ownership Signature.
  • Add contact information for your optional Public Signature.
After you submit your file:
  • Your file will be converted into a ZIP file.
  • Your Ownership Signature will be added to the ZIP file.
  • Your CopyrightKey will be created.
  • Your ZIP file will timestamped by your designated timestamp authority.
  • Your evidence will be returned to you by email. Your file and transaction evidence will be deleted from our server.
  • Your file will be posted to your target source (if you selected one) with the CopyrightKey and your evidence will be sent by email.
  • Your CopyrightKey will be available for public view at your discretion.
  • Your completed service will be available on the Activity Manager.

Disclaimer. The content provided on this Site should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any matter. Laws, regulations, and their interpretation can change rapidly, can be different and can also vary from place to place. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or current.